Thus far I have expanded upon my final chapter! I plan to continue to work on it throughout the week, especially expanding on my analysis of the mentioned artists and exhibits. For now, I have expanded on what I wrote for last week's update and am working with my group in preparing for our final presentation. This is our planned chapter structure.
1. Emma: history of pandemics
2. Trina: conspiracy theories
3. Omar: racial inequality
4. Ali: social psychology of protest
5. Arron: hoarding & panic
From some discussion with my xenophobia group members, I have decided to move to the misinformation group instead. I will be focusing on misinformation in terms of how it is caused, spread, and mitigated. I will also be writing about hoarding, one specific result of misinformation, and how it can be expressed as an artform.
Panic is at the root of the COVID-19 pandemic
Many of the negative consequences of the pandemic (xenophobia, hoarding, and panic) are caused by the circulation of misinformation
This week I had the pleasure of listening to our guest, Siddharth Ramarkrishnan, and learned a lot about perspective and how words alone can influence the way we think. Harkening back to my blog posts thus far, I think a majority of my writing has revolved around the necessity to change initially negative perspectives of the pandemic.
This week I had the pleasure of viewing the “Spaceship Earth” movie / documentary. I immediately found connections between the movie and our current pandemic in the summary alone - the quarantine life.
Amidst midterm season and a busy week of work, I finally have found the time to sit down and write about the webinar by Cathy Millikan I attended on May 1st
This week I had the pleasure of learning more about the various connections our zodiac animals had to COVID-19. In light of our current pandemic, I have decided to frame my midterm proposal around misinformation revolving around the panic incited and the results of said panic and the past pandemics and epidemics humanity has survived.
This week I was introduced to the Hox Zodiac website and was able to learn more about what it means to be a snake and the application of snakes to Earth Day and our current pandemic.
This week I had the pleasure of being exposed to different COVID-19 connections and being introduced to the values of grains and the idea of eco materialism.
This week I had the pleasure of attending our first Zoom meeting, reading the Honors book created in 2013, and watching the Intro to Biotech and Art Video. Of everything I was exposed to, I found Ms. Barbara Bensoussan's piece, "Obesity // what we can learn from industrial genetics and art," from the Honors book to personally be the most relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic and the seemingly restrictive, but important method of safety in social distancing.